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ID number:  BIRBI-B3874
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Herakleios; Tiberios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  659-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 822 - bt Glendining 19th June 1959, no. 530.
BIRBI-B3874.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard wearing chlamys and cross crown with plume and Constantine beardless wearing chalmys and cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps flanked by Herakleios and Tiberios standing, both wearing chlamys and cross crown and holding globus cruciger in r. hand..

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CST… τAN (Our Lords Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA A VSЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: θ (9). Mint mark: CONOBT.

Bibliography:  MIB III 37

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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